Paula Shea, 58

Fri, 04/15/2022 - 4:45am

Paula (Savin) Shea, 58, of Westerly and Block Island, R.I. passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022 at the Westerly Hospital from ovarian cancer.

Born in Westerly, R.I., Paula was the daughter of the late George and Irene Savin.

Paula was the loving wife of Michael W. Shea.

In addition to her devoted husband, she leaves her beloved daughter, Alexa Pucci ; her two step-children, Torrey Shea and Grady Shea; her five siblings, Kathy Fitzpatrick (Peter),  Jack Savin, Linda Salovitz (David),  Ellie Dunn, and Scott Savin; her mother-in-law, Muriel Shea;  three sisters-in-law, Diane Sloane (Doug), Nancy Shea, and Lori Shea; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Paula was a graduate of Stonington High School.  She was employed as a secretary for many years in the Stonington School System.  Paula enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time at the beach.  She was a talented artist.  Paula was happiest when sitting on the porch of her island home surrounded by her family and friends.  

Her family will receive relatives and friends Monday, April 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mystic Funeral Home located on Route 1 in Mystic. A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, April 19at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Church in Stonington. Her burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Paula’s family would like to thank the entire staff at the Westerly Hospital, especially Dr. Robert D. Legare for the care and comfort given to Paula during her illness.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Paula’s memory to the Block Island Lions Club, P.O. Box 1812 or the Mary D. Fund, P.O. Box 323 Block Island, RI. 02807. 

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